Exec's intention is to become the "leading, preeminent fast casual brand in the pizza space."
Pizza Inn's sister concept celebrates first anniversary as part of the growing fast casual space.
The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers ranks the top concepts, people, technology, menu and innovation trends that impacted the segment in 2011.
The fast casual concept has a menu focused on Italian street food.
While the restaurant industry is among the slowest to go green, Hot Italian proves LEED certification is red hot.
The Pizza Executive Summit, an exclusive executive-only event produced by NetWorld Alliance and hosted by PizzaMarketplace.com, has finalized its keynote speaker, presenters and agenda. The third annual Summit is scheduled for June 26-28 in Chicago at the Sofitel Water Tower....
Business ethics, or lack of them, apparently has made its way into the world of pizza in a Philadelphia suburb. A pizzeria owner had a problem with mice that, for whatever reason, he blamed on two competitors in the neighborhood.
After more than 12 years, the concept is ready to spread throughout the East Coast.
As major chains continue to battle it out in the unending $10 pizza wars, some smaller systems are quietly flexing their own competitive price advantages. One such company, The Loop Pizza Grill, is testing a deal that entails four 8-inch...
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We hear the term local tossed around pretty loosely nowadays. While it's popping up on just about everything with a price tag (local business, locally owned, locally operated, locally whatever), there is no place more popular to tout the term local than in food.
And with good reason.
Pie Five Pizza Co. is set to open the first of seven stores expected in the Midwest on Aug.
Fazoli's announced recently a special discount for summer campers. Every Saturday in July, parents presenting a picture of their child at summer camp or children wearing their summer camp shirts can purchase a kids meal for 99 cents.
Scarpetta, a new Italian fast casual concept featuring fresh-made pasta, announced plans to open in London on July 7. "Though we are introducing a new type of healthy fresh pasta we are really trying to emulate the reality of Italy’s...
DOPO, an Italian fast casual concept restaurant, will open at The Gateway in Salt Lake City this August. A company press release described DOPO, which means "next" in Italian, as an upscale, live music-oriented restaurant. "The 'Italian Diaspora' was the...
Eggheadz LLC recently announced plans to open Strati Wild Italian, a new fast casual Italian restaurant. According to Business First, an August opening is planned at 1702 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky., with a goal of opening six additional locations within...
California-based Blaze Pizza has expanded its franchise growth plans based on the success of the company's first two locations. Sales at Blaze Pizza's Irvine, Calif., location are exceeding expectations, with consistent long lines at both lunch and dinner, according to...
To celebrate World Pasta Day, Oct. 25, Fazoli's has named the winners of its Pasta Art Contest, which kicked off in September and was held at schools throughout the country.
The $2,500 grand prize winner was the third grade class at Pedersen Elementary in Altoona, Wisc.
Beautiful Brands International (BBI) has announced a joint venture with Dean and Jill Bastian to develop and franchise Hard Knox Pizza, located in Knoxville, Tenn. Hard Knox Pizzeria will be positioned as a fast casual, authentic gourmet pizza concept with...
Husband and wife partners, Michele and Gennaro DiMeo, owners of Maryland-based Squisito NY Pizza & Pasta, have opened their first franchised location. The fast casual Italian brand joined forces with Fransmart, the franchise development company behind brands such as Five...
PizzaRev, a Los Angeles-based artisanal pizza concept, has opened its new Studio City restaurant location along Ventura Boulevard's "Restaurant Row." At PizzaRev, guests can create their own custom pizza from the more than 30 available toppings for $7.95. The pizzas...
Fazoli's announced that its August sales broke an all-time company record. Company unit sales were up 3.4 percent over last year, making it the 25th consecutive month of comp-store sales increases.
Franchise restaurants reported positive August sales of 4.2 percent, making it the 26th month in a row for comp-store sales growth.
Pie Five Pizza Co. has added the Hatch Chile Pie to menus.
PizzaRev, a new Los Angeles-based fast casual artisanal pizza concept from music industry veterans Irv Zuckerman and Rodney Eckerman, is set to expand across Los Angeles County in the coming months. The duo opened PizzaRev Northridge (Calif.) in early April...
Chicago / No. of units: 6
Go Roma continues to tap into the underdeveloped Italian niche and lay the groundwork in 2011 to make the chain a household name.
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Food trucks have become a great brand extension for restaurant chains and chefs looking to extend market reach. And restaurant chains continue to capitalize on the mobility of food trucks in regard to increasing brand awareness.
Fazoli's is no exception.